Claret Gnat Spymph

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Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by UC Steve » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:30 am

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Inspired, & figured to offer one up to the new lexicon. Black rabbit touched on a strand of claret yarn & twisted; natural bronze/black hen.
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by tie2fish » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:07 am

Oh boy -- I like that a lot, Steve. Touched just right! (And your new camera seems to be doing the job very well.)
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by Roadkill » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:42 am

Great looking fly with fine work on the dubbed body! 8-)
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:36 pm

Simply perfect. Great pattern Steve. Could you tell us what type of yarn you used? I'd like to give these a try.
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by UC Steve » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:42 pm

Thanks guys.

Bill, the new camera is definitely better than the old one. The machine is still smarter than me, but I'm working toward graduating from auto mode. :?

Ray, the yarn is scrap from my wife's basket. Looks like standard diameter (6ml ?), 4 strand. A single strand taken from that, good for a #12; though I've used UNI yarn for these, & that will allow a smaller size.
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by Smuggler » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:52 pm

Boy if that's not killer I don't know what is! Very nice work all around Steve.
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by UC Steve » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:11 pm

Thanks Smuggler.

Do you fish the Upper Connecticut? The Mad? The White? Putney Brook?

I used to love those places when I was going to school in Mass.
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by Smuggler » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:23 pm

I just recently relocated here and haven't had too much time to fish but, I've fished the Mascoma and the Sugar, both very pretty streams. We've been meaning to take a drive up to Pittsburg to hit the upper Conn but, haven't done so yet. Weekends are for exploring :) Any tips you could provide? PM or email me.
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by Premerger » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:44 pm

Nothing new to add on what has already been said.
I love it.
Gotta be a killer with that claret bleeding through.
Well done!
How hard can it be?
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Re: Claret Gnat Spymph

Post by UC Steve » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:53 pm

Thanks Preemerger.

Smuggler, it's been 40 years since I fished in your region. Can't help you much. There is a lot of pleasant exploration to be had near you. Those places I mentioned were all good, at the time.
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